Sunday, February 26, 2012

" MY SWEET PEA "



16  x  20   Acrylic  
                                Available at Fineartamerica.com

My daughter works for a great organization, the YMCA. She is a site supervisor at one of the after school care at an elementary level. They had a fundraiser today and I was invited to paint something.
Well I did this painting.
Painting in front of people with the intention of having something finished by the alloted time is a bit nerve racking especially when you don't even know what you are doing before hand and I just had an idea and a picture on my phone of a field of sweet peas ( small ) , but I kept saying to myself I can do this. Of course it helps when your daughter tells you "if you don't like it mom it's  OK you can make a little sketch of something if you want, just have a good time !" (awww !)
Well I finished in about 2 hours and had another 1/2 hour to spare so I started to sketch this beautiful little girl called Samantha with radiant RED hair. I was really happy to capture that smile. She is posted on my other blog Dancing Strokes .......check it out.

12 comments:

Rosemary said...

Oh my goodness, Dominique! You should paint under pressure more often :-) This is beautiful! Now I'm going to click over and see Samantha!

Nancy Medina said...

Wow - Dominique, I love this. You are immensely talented....

Mona said...

I love sweet pea blossoms. This is a beautiful painting, and it's just amazing to know it was a demo done in 2 hours!

dominique eichi said...

@ Rosemary, Nancy and Mona ,
How nice of you to say these things thank you all so much.

DAVID McGRIEVEY said...

You epitomize grace under pressure, the painting is beautiful.
I was hired by Swarovski Crystal to quick sketch wealthy clients wearing their jewelry during a promotional party. I did my best, four hours later I hailed a cab home and promptly threw up.
Never again.
X David

r garriott said...

So graceful, and such soothing lovely colors. Like being in a garden. I would've guessed you painted it outside.

Anonymous said...

Time to post some new art momma!!!....no more worrying about my wedding stuff or being busy with silly things- I pray God fills up your cup to overflowing and continues to bless you daily!... xoxo

diana said...

WOW that is very impressive Dominique, I had no idea you were an artist, and a very good one indeed! So glad our family got to meet you! I have fundraisers all the time, maybe one day you can create a special piece for us to use for our raffle!! Hope to see you again! Hugs, Diana

Desiree said...

Beautiful!! Great job.

ART-TRAVELLER said...

Very beautiful floral painting with amazing colours !!!

Danielle M said...

wonderful painting!

Shelley Whiting said...

This is very lovely and exquisite work.